Friday, January 10, 2020

Still Jolly About The Holly

2019 Topps Holiday
#HW122 Andrew Benintendi

Leading up to Christmas, I had bought two boxes of the Topps Holiday product. To be honest, I probably could have been content with just that. The allure of completing a set, especially a smaller 200 card one, finally tipped the scales and I ended up snagging a third box. Did I complete the set? No. I am however close enough to completion that I'm going to post a needs list and see what trades I can make. I have plenty of doubles from this set if anyone else is working towards it too.

Missing (31):
#HW5 Taylor Clarke (RC)
#HW10 Eddie Rosario
#HW35 Alex Bregman
#HW38 Luis Castillo
#HW64 Willson Contreras*
#HW86 Jeff McNeil (RC)
#HW94 C.J. Cron
#HW103 Yasiel Puig
#HW109 Javier Baez
#HW114 Thairo Estrada (RC)
#HW119 Lorenzo Cain
#HW128 Khris Davis
#HW138 Nicky Lopez (RC)
#HW142 J.T. Realmuto
#HW143 Victor Robles
#HW148 Aaron Judge
#HW149 David Peralta
#HW158 Jorge Solar
#HW166 Tommy La Stella
#HW169 Jon Duplantier (RC)
#HW176 Freddie Freeman
#HW182 Gleyber Torres*
#HW197 Kris Bryant

This list doesn't include a few cards I picked up in a trade yesterday, which I'll show of in a trade recap somewhere down the line. I also have short prints of the Contreras and Torres cards, so technically I don't need those base to complete the set, but I figured I might as well include them for completion sake.

Oh, and just to show that 3rd box provided some good Christmas mojo, this was my included relic:

Merry Christmas indeed!


  1. Looks like you should've just opened those packs that you sent me, as I've got 35,38,94,142,149,158,166,182, and 197 for you.

  2. I was pretty bummed that I couldn't get my hands on any of these blasters... but after reading this post... I'm glad I was able to find a complete set on eBay for the price of a blaster.

    Best of luck on completing this set (one of my favorites of 2019)... and congratulations on pulling the Tatis relic.